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Witness: Man shot near bus stop on E. Broad Street

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A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a broad-daylight shooting in Richmond on Tuesday.

It happened in the 300 block of E. Broad Street, at a bus stop near the Broadway Market Place.

Witness Veronica Wyatt says she heard gunshots and passers by scattered from in front of where the victim was shot. Wyatt says she's a nurse, and she ran towards the man after she heard the gunfire, using her jacket to aid his wound.

"I just folded it up and applied it to where he was bleeding. I had to stop it from bleeding," said Wyatt. "It was to help somebody. That doesn't matter. I took it off and applied it to the area where he was shot at."

According to police, the call came in at 10:18 a.m. for a shooting on E. Broad at 3rd St. Police say the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police are calling this an isolated incident, but they have not released any information about the cause or any suspects at this time.

Kelly Avellino is speaking with more witnesses about the shooting, including the employee who called police after the victim was shot right in front of his store. The employee is now speaking out on safety on this stretch of Broad Street. See the report on NBC12 News at 5 and 6.

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